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Thomas Slenker

August 14, 1959 - October 26, 2021
Grand Rapids, MI


Life Story / Obituary


age 63, passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 after a brief but valiant fight against COVID 19 at Spectrum Butterworth. Tom passed away with his brothers by his side. Tom was born on August 14, 1959 to Earle and Mary Slenker. He graduated from Union High School in 1977. He worked as a machinist at several tool and die companies in the area before going to work for S&S Tool alongside his brother, Scott, for 31 years until Tom’s retirement in January of this year. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, both in 2020. He is survived by his brothers, Scott Slenker and Dan (Mary) Slenker; nephew, Jared Slenker, niece, Miranda Slenker; step-niece, Ava Reynolds; step nephew, Liam Reynolds; many cousins and great friends. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on cars and motorcycles. He spent many hours working on projects in his pole barn and watching NASCAR with his friends. He was loved by many, always leaving with a smile on his face and a laugh in his heart. He was well-known on the Westside, quick with a joke and would always do anything for anyone who needed help. Cremation has taken place and ashes will be interred at Rosedale Memorial Park. A private family service will be held for family. Contributions in his memory may be made to American Diabetes Association. Please visit www.heritaglifestory.com to leave a favorite memory, picture or to sign the guestbook.